What is square?

  • (adj): Characterized by honesty and fairness.
    Example: "A square deal"; "wanted to do the square thing"
    Synonyms: straight
    See also — Additional definitions below

Square

In geometry, a square is a regular quadrilateral. This means that it has four equal sides and four equal angles (90-degree angles, or right angles). It can also be defined as a rectangle in which two adjacent sides have equal length. A square with vertices ABCD would be denoted ABCD.

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Some articles on square:

Square - Graphs
... The K4 complete graph is often drawn as a square with all 6 edges connected ... This graph also represents an orthographic projection of the 4 vertices and 6 edges of the regular 3-simplex (tetrahedron) ...
Rhombicuboctahedron - Geometric Relations
... prism with regular faces and two additional polyhedra called square cupolae, which count among the Johnson solids it is thus an elongated square orthobicupola ... These pieces can be reassembled to give a new solid called the elongated square gyrobicupola or pseudorhombicuboctahedron, with the symmetry of a square antiprism ... vertices are all locally the same as those of a rhombicuboctahedron, with one triangle and three squares meeting at each, but are not all identical ...
Kingfisher County, Oklahoma - Geography
... Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 906 square miles (2,346.5 km2), of which 903 square miles (2,338.8 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0 ...
Valley City, Illinois - Geography
... According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.21 square miles (0.54 km2), of which 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2) (or 95.24%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 4.76%) is water ...
2-10-2 - Usage - Romania
... The heating surface of the boiler was 254.8 square metres (2,743 square feet), of which 98.5 square metres (1,060 square feet) were superheated, while the grate area was 4.72 square ...

More definitions of "square":

  • (adj): Without evasion or compromise.
    Example: "A square contradiction"
    Synonyms: straightforward
  • (verb): Cause to match, as of ideas or acts.
  • (noun): Someone who doesn't understand what is going on.
    Synonyms: lame
  • (noun): A hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles; used to construct or test right angles.
    Example: "The carpenter who built this room must have lost his square"
  • (adj): Leaving no balance.
    Example: "My account with you is now all square"
  • (verb): Position so as to be square.
    Example: "He squared his shoulders"
  • (noun): A formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views.
    Synonyms: square toes
  • (adv): In a square shape.
    Example: "Folded the sheet of paper square"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (noun): Any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles.
    Example: "A checkerboard has 64 squares"
  • (adv): Firmly and solidly.
    Example: "Planted his great bulk square before his enemy"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (adv): In a straight direct way.
    Example: "Ran square into me"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (adj): Rigidly conventional or old-fashioned.
    Synonyms: straight
  • (noun): (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon.
    Example: "You can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides"
    Synonyms: foursquare
  • (verb): Raise to the second power.
  • (noun): The product of two equal terms.
    Example: "Gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance"
    Synonyms: second power
  • (verb): Turn the oar, while rowing.
    Synonyms: feather
  • (noun): An open area at the meeting of two or more streets.
    Synonyms: public square
  • (adj): Having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle.
    Example: "A square peg in a round hole"; "a square corner"
  • (verb): Pay someone and settle a debt.
    Example: "I squared with him"
  • (verb): Make square.
    Example: "Square the circle"; "square the wood with a file"
    Synonyms: square up
  • (noun): Something approximating the shape of a square.
  • (verb): Be compatible with.
    Example: "One idea squares with another"
  • (adv): With honesty and fairness.
    Example: "Always treated me square"
    Synonyms: squarely
  • (verb): Turn the paddle; in canoeing.
    Synonyms: feather

Famous quotes containing the word square:

    Houses haunt me.
    That last house!
    How it sat like a square box!
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    This house was designed and constructed with the freedom of stroke of a forester’s axe, without other compass and square than Nature uses.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    If magistrates had true justice, and if physicians had the true art of healing, they would have no occasion for square caps; the majesty of these sciences would of itself be venerable enough. But having only imaginary knowledge, they must employ those silly tools that strike the imagination with which they have to deal; and thereby, in fact, they inspire respect.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)